Unfortunately, the process android.process.acore has stopped
It is quite common for android users to experience a specific type error when they attempt to use an app. Samsung devices, in particular, appear to be the victim of this error more often than not. It could be just the fact that the Samsung Galaxy line is just fairly popular of course.
The error message reads something along the lines of Unfortunately, the process android.process.acore has stopped. This is generally not a big problem, but may turn out to be quite frustrating if it happens frequently. The error may occur once you try to open an app or in the middle of process of using the app – it’s basically the same thing. In this article we will give you several possible methods to fix this annoying error. The error itself will demand that you reboot the app that caused the problem – usually you don’t lose data or suffer any additional damage. There are several methods you can try in order to fix this issue. They are simple to execute and do not require any professional assistance, so go ahead and see any of them will help you deal with this minor issue.
Restart your device
This one is a no-brainer and quite effective as well. Very often a simple restart of your smartphone or tablet will be enough to fix these annoying bugs. Simply turn your device off, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again. We advice you to always try this method first since it is the quickest and easiest and if it fixes the error, there will be no need to try out any other methods.
Clear the app’s storage
Bugs and errors can occur for various reasons and they often have something to do with the app’s storage data. Therefore, a good way to get rid the problem is to clear out the application’s storage. Here’s how to do it:
Go to Settings>General>Apps/Applications. From there, swipe to the right until you get to the final section labeled All.
The first thing you may wanna do in there is to tap on Clear Cache. After doing so, go to the app itself and see if the error has been fixed. If the problem persists, go back to the app’s settings and this time tap on Force Stop (optional) and Clear data.
- Disclaimer: Clear Data will delete all your current app settings/data/accounts, therefore do it only if the Clear Cache doesn’t solve your problem.
This is another pretty simple and easy method. If nothing has worked so far go once again to the list of applications and tap on the app that is giving you the error. This time go for the Uninstall option. This will remove the app from your phone (along with it’s settings/data/accounts) and you will have to download it from the store and install it back on. As this method will reset all of the app’s settings, it should fix any corrupted data, that may have previously caused the error.
- WARNING! Read carefully what factory reset does!
This is really a last resort method and should only be used if nothing else has worked so far. Before attempting to do that, make sure you’ve made a backup of all your files, that you consider important! You can use the Back up my data button for that but we also advise you to download/upload your files on a separate device. A factory reset will delete ALL your files and apps! In order to do it, go to Settings>General>Backup & Reset.
Tap on Factory data reset and proceed. After doing the reset, your device will return to it’s factory condition the way it was shipped to you when you’ve bought it. None of the apps or files that you’ve downloaded will be present.
Now you will have to download/upload everything back again. This time no errors should occur. If the problem still persists with a specific app, then it might be a fault in the app itself, rather than a problem with your phone or any corrupted data. Did we help you fix your problem? Do we miss anything in our guide? Feel free to share your thoughts in our comment section below.